Freshman fall admissions summary

The universitywide applicant and admit counts are unduplicated. The universitywide admit rates are calculated by total number of unduplicated students admitted to UC divided by total number of unduplicated applicants to UC.

UC Merced opened in 2005 so there is no data prior to 2005 for this campus. Beginning in 2011, Merced invited all California resident referrals to be considered for admission to their campus and only processed and formally admitted those who accepted the invitation. This change in admissions process resulted in fewer formal offers of admissions to California resident applicants at Merced and universitywide, thus the admit rate at Merced and universitywide dropped significantly from 2010 to 2011.